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US Capitol Violence

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Petition to The Honorable Merrick B. Garland, Department of Justice, Nancy Pelosi, The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

Hold Donald J. Trump Accountable for the Violence on January 6, 2021 at the U​.​S. Capitol

This petition is from the American people, who stand for Democracy and the rule of law. We are demanding that U.S. Attorney General, Merrick Garland and the United States Justice Department, immediately open an investigation to hold former President Donald J. Trump accountable for the violent insurrection which took place on January 6, 2021 at our U​.​S. Capitol. The House and Senate have spoken. The House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump for, “incitement of insurrection” and Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell gave a speech on the floor of Congress stating, “President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen.” “We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation and former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.” The Justice Department should have already opened an investigation after Trump’s impeachment.  In the waning days of his presidency, Donald Trump perpetuated a lie about the outcome of the 2020 election and incited his followers to act out with hate, causing death, mayhem, destruction, and trauma in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Even still, to this day, Trump pushes his lies and incites hate as he continues to use misinformation to grift money from his supporters.  The peaceful transition of power is essential to a healthy democracy, therefore, Trump must be held accountable and never be allowed to hold public office again. The domestic terrorists who interrupted Congress during the certification of the 2020 election results and wreaked havoc on the U.S. Capitol were invited by the former president over many weeks to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. House Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin, Delivers His Closing Remarks In Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, the House managers displayed videos that soundly establish the case that Donald Trump is guilty of “incitement of insurrection.” Trump’s own words, and those of people in the mob who violently broke into the Capitol, establish the links between the former president and the insurrectionists. WATCH The NY Times: Day of Rage Powerful video footage has since emerged demonstrating the grave peril that everyone in the Capitol  building faced on January 6. We have seen how our legislators and their staff narrowly escaped violent capture as they presided over the certification of electoral votes. The pro forma process made official what the public already knew – that Trump had lost the election. The FBI and media continue to release footage showing the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol and D.C. Metropolitan Police as they tried heroically to protect those within the confines of the building that day, and we are hearing first-hand about their horrific accounts. People died and more than a hundred Officers were seriously injured with many suffering from PTSD.  The insurrection was clearly an assault on U.S. Democracy, encouraged and abetted by the former President. Unfortunately the impeachment trial of Donald Trump didn’t result in a conviction due to Senate Republicans and the filibuster. Senate Democrats and only a handful of Republicans believe in Democracy and the rule of law. The insurrection was a traumatic inflection of the Trump presidency that encouraged and gave cover to white nationalists throughout his term, to people whose racist, anti-Semitic actions and attitudes have no place in a civil and moral society. Abetted by his supporters, Trump fueled their growth with lies and hate speech throughout his four-year presidency. All of those who participated in an act of domestic terrorism in the January 6 insurrection must also be held accountable.  Our democracy will continue to be at risk until we create a society with equity and justice for every person. No one, not even the president, is above the law. Our democracy is governed by the rule of law, and we recognize that adhering to the rule of law promotes justice. We cannot have peace or unity without justice and justice requires us to pursue truth. WATCH C-SPAN 2/13/21: In the words of the GOP Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, ” …be in that while former officials were not eligible for impeachment or conviction, they were, and this was extremely important, still liable to be tried and punished in the ordinary tribunals of justice. Put another way in the language of today, President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen. Unless the statute of limitations is run, still liable for everything he did while he was in office. Didn’t get away with anything, yet. Yet. We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation and former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.” Sincerely,

Caroline Paxton
1,688 supporters
Update posted 9 months ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell, Charles E. Schumer, Mitt Romney, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Shelley Moore Capito, John Cornyn, James E. Risch, Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Mike Braun, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Tom Cotton, Kevin Cramer, Steve Daines, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Lindsey Graham, Cindy Hyde-Smith, James M. Inhofe, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mike Rounds, Richard C. Shelby, Dan Sullivan, Roger F. Wicker, Todd Young

Tell Sen. McConnell to strip Cruz (R-TX) and Hawley (R-MO) of their committee assignments.

Senator McConnell, Today you gave an impassioned speech in the well of the Senate asking for the members of your caucus to respect the will of the states, to respect the will of the people, and to respect the sanctity of law. You asked for your members to be part of the unity to bring our country back together during a painful and difficult year. You pleaded with your caucus to respect both “we the people” as well as respect your wishes as their leader. Two of your members stand out as Senators who neither respect you and your leadership nor the will of the States, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). Based on the fact that they clearly have no respect for the will of the States and the people who represent them, as a result of their disrespect of you and your request to preserve our democracy, as a result of the chaos and lawlessness that they spurned that placed capital police, Members of Congress, and their staff in danger and fear, based on their disrespect for their oath to protect and defend the Constitution and what it represents, our Democracy, we request that in the 117th Congress you strip these two Senators of their committee assignments.  These members have disrespected our nation and no longer deserve to sit in any committee in any position of authority until they can prove once again that they respect the people and the government that those seats represent. Remove Senator Cruz and Hawley from all committee assignments!

Vets for America
1,304 supporters